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Stansted Airport expansion approved after 'negligible' impacts identified

Stansted Airport expansion approved after 'negligible' impacts identified

Plans have been approved for the expansion of Stansted Airport in Essex, in line with a recommendation from planners who concluded that there would be 'negligible' negative impacts arising from the proposals.

Oxbridge expressway plan breaks environmental laws, say Euro MPs

Oxbridge expressway plan breaks environmental laws, say Euro MPs

Proposals for the new Oxford-Cambridge expressway break European Union laws because the necessary environmental assessments have not been carried out, a cross-party group of MEPs have claimed in a letter to transport secretary Chris Grayling.

Local Plan Watch: East Herts post-holding direction plan adoption allows green belt release

Local Plan Watch: East Herts post-holding direction plan adoption allows green belt release

East Hertfordshire District Council formally adopted its local plan last month after the secretary of state lifted his holding direction on the document, paving the way for green belt releases to help meet the area's housing need.

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